Welcome to Year 1!
During the Spring Term we are going to be studying two topics.
In the first half term we will be entering into a land of Fairy tales. This will be kick started with a fairy tale ball. We will be doing lots of creative writing focusing on a different story every week. We will be reading lots of other traditional stories as well as making up some of our own. This will help us to develop our writing skills and continue to improve our cursive handwriting.
As part of our geography work we will be creating our own maps.
In the second half term we will be doing lots of work about Animals. We will be looking at stories and poems about animals, as well as inventing some of our own. We will be doing lots of non-fiction writing and making fact files for our special visitors. including cats, dogs, a tortoise and a frog.
In geography, we will be looking at the various countries the different animals come from and where they are on the globe.
At the beginning of Year 1 the main focus for homework is the children’s reading. They should be trying to practise their reading for 15 minutes every night. As well as reading their reading book, it is a good idea to discuss what is happening in the book and to ask questions about the stories.
Later on in the term, the children will be given homework books which will have one piece of literacy and one piece of numeracy in each week. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be in the following Tuesday.